CNC Machinist [Level1] Learning Program: Companies Info
Do You Need CNC Machinists?
Ontario’s advanced manufacturing industry is growing. We're adding full-time, well-paid jobs month over month, and exports continue to increase for innovative, competitive Made in Canada goods. But many Ontario advanced manufacturing companies are finding it hard to find and hire skilled people to meet their growing production schedules.
Nowhere is that more apparent than in the shortage of skilled CNC Machinists. That's where we come in. We are the OMLC, and we've created an industry-led consortium to tackle this challenge head on.
We are inviting advanced manufacturing companies like yours to participate in the CNC Machinist [Level 1} Selection and Learning Program - an industry-led program designed to find talented and hardworking youth and connect them with advanced manufacturing companies that are in need of CNC Machinists. Or you can nominate your own youth employees to join the program and upgrade their skills and knowledge.
Is This Your Organization?
- Do you need skilled CNC Machinists to meet production demand and get your products to your customers 100% on time and 100% to spec?
- Do you have CNC equipment that is running below capacity because you can't hire the experienced CNC Machinists you need?
- Are you finding the recruiting process too time-consuming and painful?
- Do you experience high drop-out rates when you try to hire and train on your own?
- Is your HR team open to trying something new that will introduce you to great candidates you would not normally see?
- Do you have experienced CNC machinists who could be great trainers for your trainees – if they had the right support and a solid training program to guide them?
- Would you like to hire people that have the right personal competencies, attitudes, aptitudes, and initiative?
- Would you like to have an industry-developed learning program to help you train CNC Machinists?
- Would you like to have government funding to help offset the costs of on-the-job learning?
If you answered yes to many of the questions above, then participating in the OMLC CNC Machinist [Level 1] Selection and Learning Program is right for your company!
The CNC Machinist Selection & Learning Program - Good For Business!
The CNC Machinist [Level 1] Selection and Learning Program Training has been designed to help companies like yours:
- hire with confidence - getting the right candidates into critical CNC Machinist trainee roles
- cut training / upskilling time by 50% by leveraging the industry-developed OMLC learning program
- cut training costs by 50% by using the proven OMLC learning management process
- access a $7,500 financial incentive per Certified trainee that contributes towards your costs for training your trainees/employee e.g., trainer’s time instructing and coaching the trainee, conducting progress reviews, lower throughput while trainees are coming up to speed, etc.
The Results Speak For Themselves
This program requires commitment from all sides to try something new - but the results to date have been exceptional. Participating companies are extremely happy with the results they are seeing in their new hires.
In our first round of the OMLC CNC Machinist [Level 1} Selection and Learning Program in Fall 2014:
- over 1,000 young people applied to join the program
- over 300 eligible applicants were screened (interviewed and tested)
- 78 candidates were hired as Trainees by participating companies in the OMLC program
- over 80% of completing trainees achieved their Certification as a CNC Machinist [Level 1], and
- over 95% of Certified CNC Machinists [Level 1] are continuing their employment with their participating company
Here's How The Program Works
1. OMLC Recruits & Attracts Youth To Apply For The Program
Working with our OMLC industry association partners, through the news media, this website, and through our partner social services agencies - we encourage youth who fit the right profile – the right personal characteristics, aptitudes and attitudes for a CNC Machinist – to apply. We provide detailed information on the program, the job, the equipment, and the process – so they have a good overview of the CNC Machinist role.
Interested youth apply to the program at:www.manpower.ca
2. OMLC Partner - Manpower Screens & Interviews Applicants
Through our partnership with Manpower, they interview and screen candidates. They put the candidates through a rigorous screening and interviewing process:
- First, applicants are initially screened by completing a self-scoring instrument that asks them to respond to very direct questions about things they like to do and activities they are good at doing. All of these questions are directly related to competencies associated with success on the job.
- Second, applicants that pass the first screening are invited to an initial interview that consists only of questions that focus directly on the competencies required to be successful in the job.
- Third, if the applicant passes the initial interview, s/he moves on to a structured interview.
- Fourth, the applicant then completes two objective, focused competency assessment tests.
On the basis of the objective data from the screening, the interviews, the tests, and the judgment of the interviewer and the OMLC – the decision is made about which applicants to select as candidates to proceed to the interviews with participating companies.
3. Your Company Interviews The Candidates
Following the OMLC Guidelines - your company interview the candidate(s) and shows them around your facilities. You will be sent the screening tests in advance so you can be prepared for a great interview / discussion with your candidate(s).
4. Your Company Hires One Or More Candidates
Hopefully, you will be interested in hiring one or more OMLC screened and selected candidate(s) as (a) CNC Machinist Trainee(s).
Upon hiring the candidate(s), your company will begin to pay their salary for the duration of the Program. At the end of the program, we hope that you will wish to continue to employ the successfully certified CNC Machinist(s) [Level 1] in your company.
You will also pay a participation fee for each Trainee that you hire which contributes towards the cost of recruiting, interviewing and testing Youth applicants to identify those who have the characteristics to succeed as a CNC Machinist. The fee is based on your company’s level of employment and ranges from $1,750 - $2,250 for CTMA, CME, OAC and OCNI members and from $2,750 to $3,250 for non-members.
5. The OMLC Will Provide 4 Weeks Of Classroom Training
We'll focus on the following areas to get trainees to be able to participate actively in productive work on the shop floor from Day 1.
- Manufacturing Terminology
- Types of CNC Machine
- CNC Machine Operations
- Machine Maintenance Practices
- Blueprint Reading
- Applied Math
- Cutting Fluids
- Workplace Safety
6. Your Company Will Provide Approximately 22 weeks Of On The Job Training
Using the clearly-defined OMLC CNC Machinist [Level 1] Technical Learning Outcomes, your company will provide a Trainer – an experienced, capable CNC machinist – to work with the Trainee.
The Trainer will review the Technical Learning Outcomes with the Trainee(s), and be responsible for making sure the Trainee(s) is(are) progressing towards completing them by the end of the on-the-job training period.
7. OMLC Will Assess & Certify Successful Trainees - Now Capable & Productive Employees
At the end of the program, the OMLC will test and, if successful, certify the Trainee(s) as a CNC Machinist (Level 1) based on:
- the Trainee's successful passing of tests administered during the orientation and classroom training
- the Trainee's demonstrating to our OMLC Assessor that he / she can operate and produce parts/items as per work orders, drawings and process instructions
- the Trainee's demonstration of knowledge of general manufacturing technical practices and procedures and knowledge of CNC specific technical work practices via an on-line examination.
And at this time, your company will have the opportunity to continue to employ this(these) great OMLC Certified CNC Machinist(s) [Level 1] in your company.
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From The CNC Machinist [Level 1] Selection & Learning Program!
We’ll answer all your questions about this highly effective selection and learning program.